Panu-the Pendulum

Object Details

Artist
Howard Mehring
Date
1961
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
57 3/8 × 58 9/16 × 1 in. (145.7 × 148.7 × 2.6 cm)
Frame: 57 3/4 × 59 × 1 in. (146.7 × 149.9 × 2.6 cm)
Cite As
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Friends of the Corcoran Gallery of Art)
Caption
Just as a pendulum swings back and forth, the effect of this stain painting changes dramatically depending on the distance from which it is viewed. Looking closely at the canvas reveals a marbled, static surface with blue, yellow, and green daubs and blotted-away paint. When observed from a distance, the mottled composition seems to move. The painting is characteristic of Howard Mehring’s work from the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he was investigating the complex relationship between colors and space in his “all-over” paintings. Mehring became associated with the Washington Color School following his studies of art at Catholic University, where he met fellow founding members Kenneth Noland and Thomas Downing.
Accession Number
2019.1.1
Type
painting
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89eaa06a7-6ff6-40e2-be58-f69d525aafb0
Record ID
acm_2019.1.1
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